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making of test cubes or cylinders

 

Yes Wally you are pretty much there. So you have won yet another MO!

 

It was the "Compacting Factor Test" devised by The Road Transport Research Laboratory & this particular illustration comes from Military Engineering Vol XIV - Concrete Part I, Practice, 1952.

 

An explanation of it is best described here:

 

http://www.engineeringcivil.com/workability-of-fresh-concrete-by-compacting-factor-test.html

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Its connected to the slump test, which ensure concrete is mixed to the correct consistency.

 

Richard we were cross-typing, yes very much that sort of thing.

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